Animal Attendants and Trainers nec – ANZSCO 361199

All Occupations


This occupation group covers Animal Attendants and Trainers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level


Alternative Titles



  • Animal Trainer
  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • Crutching Contractor
  • Muleser

Skills Assessment Authority



Not eligible if:
Caveat 18
TSS, ENS – The position relates to animal husbandry, including caring for livestock on a farm.

Group: 3611 Animal Attendants and Trainers


train, feed, groom and care for animals.


  • teaching animals to obey verbal and non-verbal commands and addressing behavioural problems
  • training animals to accept riders and pull vehicles
  • training animals to perform in competitions
  • bathing, cutting, combing, blow-drying and styling pets’ coats, clipping their nails and cleaning their ears
  • inspecting, preparing, cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining comfortable animal cages and enclosures
  • transporting food, filling water troughs and feeding animals according to their individual needs
  • maintaining animal health records, treating minor injuries and reporting serious conditions to Veterinarians
  • exercising and playing with animals, answering visitor questions, and transferring animals between enclosures by leading or carrying them
  • dusting and spraying insecticides on animals and immersing them in insecticide baths, to control insect pests

Skill Level

The occupations Dog Trainer or Handler, Horse Trainer and Zookeeper in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

Occupations in this Group